Fake council tax letters sent in Bridgwater and Burnham-on-Sea

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People living in two Somerset towns are being warned to watch out for fake letters claiming they could be eligible for a reduction in their council tax.

Police said the bogus letters had been received in Bridgwater and Burnham-on-Sea.

The fraud involves offering a re-assessment of people's council tax band in exchange for their bank details.

Anyone who receives such a letter is asked to contact Avon and Somerset Police or Sedgemoor District Council.

The council also sent out a warning earlier in the month about a similar scam involving hoax phone calls.

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